Articles by Matthew Colvin

Matthew Colvin

Matthew Colvin holds a PhD in Classics (Cornell, 2004) and is a minister in the Reformed Episcopal Church. He is the author of The Lost Supper (Fortress Academic, 2019). He lives on Vancouver Island.


Review of Icons of Christ: Symbolism and Conclusions

PART 1: WHY IS WOMEN’S ORDINATION PLAUSIBLE? PART 2: WITT’S CONSTRUCTION OF HISTORY PART 3: ERRORS OF PHILOLOGY PART 4: SYMBOLISM AND CONCLUSIONS Part 4: Symbolism and Conclusions In the previous three installments, we have examined the plausibility structures of women’s ordination (WO), Witt’s view of history, and his handling of Greek philology. We now…

Review of Icons of Christ: Errors of Philology

PART 1: WHY IS WOMEN’S ORDINATION PLAUSIBLE? PART 2: WITT’S CONSTRUCTION OF HISTORY PART 3: ERRORS OF PHILOLOGY PART 4: SYMBOLISM AND CONCLUSIONS PART 3 – ERRORS OF PHILOLOGY Having discussed plausibility structures and history in the previous two parts of this review, we come now to what, for Protestants, will be the central question…

Review of Icons of Christ: Plausibility Structures

PART 1: WHY IS WOMEN’S ORDINATION PLAUSIBLE? PART 2: WITT’S CONSTRUCTION OF HISTORY PART 3: ERRORS OF PHILOLOGY PART 4: SYMBOLISM AND CONCLUSIONS PART 1: WHY IS WOMEN’S ORDINATION PLAUSIBLE? Icons of Christ : A Biblical and Systematic Theology for Women’s Ordination. Witt, William G. Waco: Baylor University Press 2020. 439 pp. $59.99 (cloth); $44.99 (paper). Professor…

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